Lot 512, Great Britain 1864 cover London to Mauritius via Marseilles, VF, sold for C$776

Lot 512 1864 Cover to Mauritius, mailed London on FEB.25.1864 to Mauritius via Marseilles, addressed to the Governor, with MAR.29 receiver on back. Franked with a 9d bistre plate 2 (watermark emblems, SG 86, £1,200 on cover) plus a One Penny rose red, with a “4½d” red accountancy handstamp. Very fine. Ex. John Hillson. Estimate $250, sold for C$675.00 plus 15% buyer’s premium.

Lot 1466, British Commonwealth collection in two volumes, sold for C$5,520

Lot 1466, British Commonwealth collection in two volumes, sold for C$5,520Lot 1466 Lovely Old Time British Commonwealth Collection in Two Volume New Imperial Albums, with a mix of mint and used from early classics to about 1936. Most of the countries appear to be present, except for missing Canada and GB. An above average collection with too many better items to list, but we note Antigua to the 3sh (mint), Australia #11 (used), Burma #O14 (used, $240), Cape of Good Hope with 9 triangles plus two fakes, good early Ceylon, Gibraltar #74 (mint $110), useful Hong Kong with 90 stamps, Mauritius #17 (used), lots of India and States, Australia and States including a New South Wales #B1 (used), South Australia #53e (mint, $190) and much more. Many stamps or sets cataloguing up to $100, and many more up to $50, we noted a good quantity of better postmarks throughout. The quality is average to better than usual, and we invite you to view our many representative scans online, or better yet view it in person to better appreciate the value. Estimate $1,500, sold for C$4,800.00 plus 15% buyer’s premium.